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  1. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    Wondergoal: Australian women’s football team score in securing equal pay
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/wondergoal-australian-womens-football-team-score-in-securing-equal-pay

    Earlier this month, a landmark deal between Australia’s football players’ union, the Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) and the sport’s national governing body, Football Federation Australia (FFA), secured the ...

  2. Legal news
    02 November 2017
    Heightened antitrust/competition law risk for sport governing bodies facing new market entrants
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/heightened-antitrust-competition-law-risk-for-sport-governing-bodies-facing-new-market-entrants

    In recent years, the European Commission (EC) and National Competition Authorities (NCA) have shown increased appetite to investigate sport governing bodies in relation to rules that restrict competition from new market ...

  3. Legal news
    06 October 2017
    Esports Sponsorship Deals: what to look out for
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/esports-sponsorship-deals-what-to-look-out-for

    Esports is a truly global phenomenon, with some analysts estimating worldwide viewership at approximately 300 million, potentially rising to 500 million by 2020.

  4. Legal news
    20 June 2018
    Addressing “unacceptable behaviour” in sport
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/addressing-unacceptable-behaviour-in-sport

    With UK Sport putting a greater focus on athlete welfare across the board, Richard Bush considers the possible regulatory/disciplinary responses that sports governing bodies may adopt to address the issue of ...

  5. Legal news
    17 July 2018
    Is HK9 the new CR7? Footballers and trade marks; who will be distinctive by the World Cup Final?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/is-hk9-the-new-cr7

    Registration of your own name as a trade mark is potentially a very valuable asset, but traditionally has been very difficult to achieve. Celebrities are a common target for entities looking to associate themselves with ...

  6. Legal news
    12 June 2018
    Levelling the playing field in Esports – Dutch image rights in games
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/levelling-the-playing-field-in-esport

    In 2017, the District Court of Amsterdam ruled in a case where the portrait of former Dutch football player Edgar Davids was used in the video game 'League of Legends' without his permission.

  7. Legal news
    07 May 2020
    Tulip mania? The business of esports and its time in the sun
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tulip-mania-the-business-of-esports-and-its-time-in-the-sun

    Esports is booming. Is it time to join the gold rush and grab a shovel? Or find out who's selling them?